ENFANCE or Encourage Families in Need and Care for Education Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit and non-sectarian Filipino organization that was created in 2003 together with the technical support of Inter Aide, a French NGO.
Our main objective is to bridge the gap between socially and economically depressed families to NGOs and public services which include health, education, social, and economic services. Our main office is located in Tondo, however we also have field offices in our areas of intervention.
The future of ENFANCE is focusing on children while expanding on more families to cover.
While ENFANCE has spent the past several years focusing on the family as a whole, the organization has seen the need to provide more capacity-building avenues for the youth of the community. In the past, ENFANCE has successfully expanded Piso-Piso-Ipon (savings) program, initially for the parents in the family, to school-aged children. These children have learned to save for their own wants and needs - from school materials to new bikes- and equips the children with not only the knowledge of how to save but also the the self-confidence to do so. Likewise, ENFANCE’s focus on the youth will be done by expanding the PPI kids program, wherein they wish to increase the enrollment rate of the program by 15%, and by finding 1-2 more programs that the organization can offer the youth, based on the children in the community’s perceived needs.
Since the birth of ENFANCE in 2004, a total of 924 families were supported using programs of ENFANCE, with at least 50 families per year as their main goal. Every year, ENFANCE has successfully gone above and beyond the minimum to help the urban poor of Tondo, Manila as evident with the number of families assisted by their Family Development Program: in the year 2014, 61 families were enrolled; in 2015, 140 families were enrolled; in 2016, 160 families were enrolled. However, due to financial constraints in the year 2017, ENFANCE had to cut down their coverage to 63 families. With the positive feedback and effectiveness of their programs in capacitating and empowering economically and socially depressed families, ENFANCE aims to add and expand their coverage to further help more Filipino families. Thus, starting this year, it is ENFANCE’s goal to increase their yearly requirement by 20%, meaning an additional 10 families per year over the course of 5 years, doubling the number to 100 families per year by the of the 5th year. It is believed that as ENFANCE aims to expand its reach in supporting the families living in Tondo, they are also able to slowly but significantly ease the burden of poverty in the country.
ENFANCE’s performance in the past year was due to an operating budget of PHP 2.6M (USD 51,000) With a budget of PHP10,000 per family, ENFANCE was able to provide support to these families and help improve their lives. Currently, ENFANCE is still lacking funds for the fourth quarter of the year and we would like to ask for any financial support from the community for the community.
1. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa ENFANCE dahil napursigi ko na magkaroon ng negosyo at nakapag-ipon ng sapat na pera para makatulong sa amin sa oras ng pangangailangan. Nakapag-ipon ako ng hanggang sa halagang PHP 10,000 at ginamit ko ito upang makapag-umpisa ng maliit na sari-sari store para sa ikakabuhay namin. Hinahangad ko na ang ENFANCE ay mas marami pang tao na matulungan katulad ko na ituloy ang mga pangarap para sa mas magandang buhay” –Amy Del monte-
“ I am very thankful for ENFANCE since they gave me the capacity to pursue my business and also gave me the opportunity to save enough money in times of need. With their program, I was able to save to up to 200 USD which I used to start a small store in the neighborhood for our livelihood. I wish the best for ENFANCE so that they can help more families like us to achieve their dreams to live a better life.”
2. “ Ang ENFANCE ay nasa aking tabi para supportahan ako nung mga panahon na ako ay bagsak sa buhay. Para saakin ang Family Development Program ay naging isang bukas na tenga na handang making, lalagyan ng lahat ng aking mga kalungkutan at paghihirap, at higit sa lahat isang bukas na kamay na handang gumabay. Sa ENFANCE ay nakahanap ako ng isang tunay na kaibigan at isang ligtas na lugar”. –Mary Jane Canete-
ENFANCE was there for me when I needed support especially in a time in my life when I felt like I have hit rock-bottom. For me, the Family Development Program served as a means for me to voice out my sadness and difficulties in life. It was an ear to listen but was also a hand that guided me past these hardships. Through ENFANCE, I was able to find good people whom I consider as friends and a safe place for me and my family.
3. “Kasama sa aming roller coaster na buhay ay ang ENFANCE foundation, sila ay nasa aming tabi at tinulungan kami na makabangon at maibalik ang pagtitiwala sa sarili. Dahil sa ENFANCE natuto ako sa aking mga kamalian at nakita kung gaano kabuti ang mabuting pamamahala ng aming gastusin at ng aming negosyo at patuloy kaming nag-iipon sa PPI hanggang ngayon.” –Ernalyn Nebrida-
ENFANCE has been a constant companion in this roller coaster of a life. They have been by our side, helping us stand on our own and trust in ourselves. It was through ENFANCE that I realized my mistakes and how important it is to keep track of all our expenses and manage our business properly. Even now we continue to save thru PPI. –Ernalyn Nebrida-
For more information, please visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ENFANCEFoundation/.